Care recipient (cr) has trouble navigating in familiar places

Try: Monitor driving ability by riding as a passenger frequently consider a professional driving evaluation if there are safety concerns better than a licensing road test – cr may be able to focus long enough over a short period of time to pass road test make sure cr is carrying identification and phone numbers of caregivers emergency contacts at all times consider registering cr with safe return program maintain check-in system with cr to be sure cr returns home from appointments encourage cr to go out accompanied by others

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: planning guide for dementia care at home a reference tool for care managers by the alzheimer’s association, south central wisconsin chapter the wisconsin alzheimer’s institute and the wisconsin bureau of aging and long term care resources division of disability and elder services department of health and family services 2004 available at www dhs wisconsin gov

Keywords: Navigation navigating wayfinding driving gets lost confused disoriented lost loses way

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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